During the 56th ASEAN Day celebration held at the Vietnamese Consulate, the Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt, along with the Consulates General of Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam and Honorary Consulates of Cambodia, Myanmar and Singapore reaffirm their commitment to strengthen the enduring bond that unites ASEAN countries in Germany.
LOOK: During the meeting of the Council of Leaders of the Filipino Mission in the Archdiocese of Cologne held at St. Winfried Church in Bonn, Deputy Consul General Rogelio Villanueva, Jr., attending as guest, reiterated the full support of the Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt to the Filipino community in the North Rhine-Westphalian (NRW) region.
In his message, Deputy Consul General Villanueva underscored the importance of bayanihan spirit in order to harness the potentials of Filipinos in Germany to act as tourism ambassadors, culture bearers and salesmen of the country. Filipino leaders present during the meeting, stressed the need to institutionalize the regular coordination and partnership between the Consulate and the community.
The meeting, presided by Rev. Father Rodel Liguid of the Archdiocese of Cologne, was attended by over thirty leaders from various groups and areas in NRW.
Speaking before German businessmen during the Independence Day celebration in Stuttgart, Ambassador Irene Susan B. Natividad cited the big role played by tourism and business in promoting freedoms and development as they encourage people-to-people connections and cultural understanding, drive economic growth, create employment opportunities, and enhance global cooperation. The event, hosted by Honorary Consul Dr. Axel Neumahr, was held at BRP Renaud & Partner Law Office located in the center of Stuttgart.